Las Paletas
     HOLIDAY HOURS: We will be open Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm the week of Christmas, as well as the week of New Years! Be sure to stock up on Paletas in time for your holiday parties!
   HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season spent with loved ones! We are open for our normal hours, today through Sunday (11-5)!
 Popup today 2/15/20 12-5 @karla_catering with @tacosvivalavida come eat some yummy tacos!!!  Continue your holiday celebrations with us!! Open until 5:00pm #12southnashville #nashville #buylocal #smallbusiness  Where were you 18 years ago? We were opening our doors at Las Paletas and hoping for the best. We would like to thank everyone that has supported us through the years - our family, customers and our team. We wouldn’t be here without you! Cheers to hope as we continue this journey.
 In celebration of the month of love, we now have Rose Petal Paletas!  Surprise your bestie or significant other with a sweet treat for Valentines Day.  Merry Christmas, everyone! We hope you are having a wonderful holiday with your loved ones.✨ We will be open for normal business hours tomorrow through Sunday.
 TOMORROW! We have a special pop-up happening from 11am-2pm! Stop in for for some Pambazos and Tlacoyos for lunch from @succulentvegantacos !!
 We have a special pop-up happening next Saturday! Stop by between 11am-2pm for some Pambazos and Tlacoyos for lunch from @succulentvegantacos !!  Need a last minute gift? We have gift cards available! We are open today through Sunday, 11-5! We will be closed Monday-Wednesday next week.
 It’s a beautiful January day in Nashville! Pick out a Paleta and take a walk in beautiful @sevierpark across the street!  CANDY CANE CHIQUITAS!  Just in time for Christmas! We are open today through Sunday, 11-5. The week of Christmas and New Years we will be open Thursday-Sunday 11-5.  Tomorrow for #smallbusinesssaturday we will be open from 11-5, and 10% of our sales will be donated to @growenrichment - a non-profit addressing sustainable food production!

Hours & Location

  • Monday & Tuesday 
  • Wednesday through Sunday
  • 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.