Las Paletas
     Did someone say DAIRY-FREE?! That's right! We've started making some coconut milk based Paletas for those of you craving something creamy but without dairy! Today's flavors are Golden Milk, Banana Cream and Chocolate. They sell out fast, so get 'em while they're here!
   It still feels like summer out there!  Come cool off with with your family and friends and enjoy a Paleta! We're open until 8 today!
 Our hours have changed! We will be open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-7pm, and Sunday & Monday 11am-6pm.  Come enjoy #tinman12south @laspaletasnashville #walkbikenashville #community #12south  We are OPEN for our normal Monday hours (11-6), but will be closed from 1-2 to watch the Eclipse!
 Beautiful Fall weather! October/01/17 open 11-6pm  Today is the day - Eat Green for Tennessee! We will be donating a portion of our sales to the Land Trust of Tennessee. They work to conserve our farmland, forests and parks! We've made a special, limited amount of Creamy Chestnut Chiquitas, made with local chestnuts! Stop in to try them and to help us support Tennessee's beautiful land! @LandTrustTN
 Pineapple Basil! It's oooooh so refreshing! 🤤A perfect Paleta to cool off on a hot day!
 Irma did an interview with @mirrormirrorpodcast where she shared about her transition from TV producer to small business owner, as well as thoughts on beauty. Visit their website to check it out! _____ : @ashtinpaige  Tomorrow we will be participating in Eat Green for Tennessee! We will be donating a portion of our sales to the Land Trust of Tennessee. They work to conserve our farmland, forests and parks! We've made a special, limited amount of Creamy Chestnut Chiquitas, made with local chestnuts! Stop in tomorrow to try them and to help us support Tennessee's beautiful land! @LandTrustTN
 If you missed out on our special Paletas during peach season, you're in luck! We've made another batch of Peach Cream! These sell out quick, so be sure to stop in and get one!   We will be open for our normal Monday hours, 11-6! We hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday!   SOLD OUT!!! We are so glad everyone enjoyed our Eclipse Chiquita's!
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Hours & Location

  • Tuesday - Saturday:
  • 11am – 8pm
  • Sunday - Monday:
  • 11am–6pm
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Today's Menu

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

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”.

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Catering & Special Orders

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

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