Las Paletas
     We hope everyone has been staying safe and warm! We will be open from 11-5 today. Come try our Hot Chocolate with Chili Paleta.... it is sure to warm you up!
   No matter what the color, all are loved. Happy Valentines Day! ••• "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." -MLK
 This is Miriam, and she would like to recognize her Mom. Her mom inspires her because of her strength and the unconditional love she gives. She is a strong, hard working woman and a warrior against cancer. #womenshistorymonth  Valentine's Day is almost here! What better way to celebrate with the ones you love than a Rose Petal Paleta!   As we reflect on 2016 we are so grateful for our Nashville community and a wonderful year! We wish you and your loved ones a new year full of an abundance of health, love, joy and fun in 2017! From our family to yours....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
 The woman who Chris would like to recognize is Rachel Carson. She was the first person who made her realize that one person can make a difference. Chris's favorite Paleta flavor is Avocado. #womenshistorymonth  Is it just us, or is this spring-like weather making everyone else excited for the months to come?! Get a taste of summer with our Raspberry Lime Paleta! Open today 11-7.
 As many of you know, March is Women's History Month. For the remainder of the month we will be posting photos of some of the women who are a part of the Las Paletas family, of women we admire and love, and share why. ••••• This is Norma and she chose Frida Khalo because she lived her life to the fullest and on her own terms. Norma's favorite Paleta is Tamarind with Chili. #womenshistorymonth
 Is anyone else craving some place warm and tropical during this cold snap?! Although they can't transport you to a beach, our Guava Chiquitas will certainly remind you of what's ahead as spring approaches!  Nashville represented in Washington DC!
 This warm rainy day sure does make it feel like spring is in the air! Happy first day of March, everyone!  Have you tried our Mango and Cream Paleta? It's deeee-lish!   Here's a taste of new, fun, exciting things to come - a cream Chiquita made with coconut milk! Come try our new Golden Milk flavor! We are open until 7pm today, and 11am-4pm New Years Eve. We will be closed New Years Day. /// #laspaletasnashville #eatnashville #shopnashville #12south

Hours & Location

  • Tuesday - Saturday:
  • 11am – 7pm
  • Sunday - Monday:
  • 11am–5pm

Today's Menu

(Paletas can go fast, our menu is subject to change throughout the day)


Norma & Irma PazSisters Norma and Irma Paz grew up in Mexico eating paletas, a frozen treat similar to an ice pop, made with fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts. ”Each flavor tastes like what it actually is because it is made with the actual ingredient,” Irma explains.

In 2001 they opened “Las Paletas” in the 12 South neighborhood in Nashville, with the desire to share part of their culture. “We wanted to showcase the very diverse Mexican cuisine as part of our culture, a culture that prides itself on making food from scratch for our loved ones,” Irma recalls. Norma adds,”I wanted to explore my entrepreneurial spirit and have the flexibility to be a mom while starting and growing a new business”. They launched their adventure by Irma learning the art of Paleta making from a paletero (Paleta maker) in a small town in western Mexico where the knowledge is passed on from generation to generation, while Norma handled everything needed to start the business back in Nashville.

Nashville and the 12 South community have embraced Las Paletas as their own, melding diversity and creativity with the traditional Mexican treat. We invite you to walk into Las Paletas with a spirit of adventure, to create your own experience and become part of what Norma and Irma call the “Las Paletas family.”

Our PaletasPaletas

Made in our store’s kitchen, Las Paletas offers “cream” paletas that have the texture of an ice cream bar and “fruit” paletas that have the texture of a traditional ice pop. Using fresh, ripe fruit, vegetables and other ingredients including grains, nuts, flowers and herbs from community gardens, we offer 20 or more flavors each day. You will find traditional Mexican flavors (such as lime, tamarind, pineapple with chili peppers, hibiscus, avocado, “hot” chocolate with chili peppers, and mexican caramel) next to flavors suggested by our customers (e.g. peanut butter, chocolate banana, chocolate with chocolate chips) and seasonal flavors (e.g. pumpkin,corn, basil, lime with mint). There truly is something for every palate. As Irma proudly says, “When you come through our doors, you will find a wide range of flavors from sweet, tart or spicy, to fruity and nutty … and all are made with the same special care”.


Catering & Special Orders

Las Paletas offers catering and special orders! To learn more or make a request please email us at, call 615-386-2101, or visit us at the shop.

Our office hours are: Monday & Wednesday 10am to 2pm and Tuesday & Thursday 11:30am to 3:30 pm