Las Paletas
     NEW HOURS! We will be closed on Mondays, and open 11am-5pm Tuesday through Sunday.
   Can you believe it... next week is Thanksgiving! We’ve got some tasty seasonal Paleta flavors like Pumpkin, Sweet Potato + Pecan, Cranberry Orange and Gingersnap Cookie! 🤤
 Repost! @12southfrmsmkt will be joining us tomorrow from 11am-4pm to accept donations of new or gently used coats and winter clothing items for @oasiscenternashville ! This is a great opportunity to clean out your closets!   We’ll be back at 1pm!!  Celebrating with our neighbors @12southtaproom 12 years on 12th Avenue. Come support our Local small business. #12southnashville #community #localbusiness #smallbusiness #neighborhood
 Holiday flavors are here!!! Candy cane & Eggnog in chiquitas...  Repost from @whitesmercantile: On the 12S lot today - Shower Up is a mobile shower unit providing showers and personal care to Nashville’s homeless! They are taking donations of hats, gloves and scarves, or $3 which is the cost of one shower. Consider helping to support those less fortunate in our community by dropping off a donation today! ♥️
 Did you know we offer gift cards? They make a great stocking stuffer or gift! We also have t-shirts! Open today 11-5.
 Celebrating 17 years today, THANK YOU Nashville for your continued support!!! From day #1 in 12South. #12southnashville #localbusiness #nashvillesmallbusiness #12south #thankyounashville #supportlocal #nashvillelove
 Thankful for our Nashville Community! We are participating in #indienashgiving Small Business Saturday and donating a portion of our sales to @thenashvillefoodproject. Get out and support Nashville's small businesses which impact our local economy directly. #shopsmall #12south #12southnashville #nashvillesmallbusiness #localbusiness  Stop in and try one of our seasonal flavors - we’ve got Pumpkin and Sweet Potato w/ Pecan Paletas! It’s the perfect treat to get you out of the house on this beautiful day! Open until 5pm.  NASHVILLE! It’s #NationalVoterRegistrationDay ! We’ve got everything you need to get registered before the November election. We will be giving a free Paleta for the person that comes and fills out the registration form. So if you aren’t already registered, come on by! We are open 11-6. 🇺🇸

Hours & Location

  • Monday
  • Tuesday - Sunday
  • 11am–5pm

      We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. 


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.