Las Paletas
     Serving Warby Parker customer experience team today!Celebrating them for being one of the top places to work in TN. #nashville
   Then and now. Pictured on the left she is enjoying her first Paleta, and on the right is the beautiful young woman she has grown up to be. Thank you to each and every one of you who has supported us over the last 16 years - we love being a part of this community. ♥️
 For all of you who have been asking, we made a batch of Rose Petal Paletas!  We are open until 6pm today!  Community ❤️ Nashville ❤️@nashvillefoodproject  POP UP! Artisan goods from different regions in Mexico! 2:00-5:00pm today 6/26/18
 Repost from @kerry_conley: “16 years ago these two incredible ladies, Irma & Norma, opened @laspaletasnashville in 12 South! Truly my favorite place and they do so much for our community! They graciously hosted our 12 South Neighborhood Association meeting on Monday night. With Nashville’s rapid growth, and it being so expensive now, we are getting so many chains. Many of the small local businesses that made Nashville so unique are closing or closed. It is CRUCIAL we support our local businesses and artists. SHOP LOCAL SUPPORT LOCAL! If you have not been to @laspaletasnashville GO! If you are visiting it’s a must!”  We will be closed tomorrow July 4th so come on in and get your Paletas for your parties today! Here until 7:00pm
 Join @oakhallnashville in celebrating the first Saturday of our official Grand Opening Month! 10% of sales will be donated to the fine folks over at Iroquois Steeplechase who benefit the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. @laspaletasnashville will be serving up ice cold treats!
 We hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! Our new hours are Monday 11-5, Tuesday -Thursday 11am-6pm, and Friday + Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11-6.  We will be closed on 4th of July, so be sure to stop by and stock up for your holiday party ahead of time! 🇺🇸
 It’s a HOT Labor Day Weekend, and we’ve got plenty of refreshing treats... like Watermelon Paletas! Open today until 8pm, Sunday 11-7, and Monday we will be closed!  Welcome to the neighborhood @boothcampgym #nashville #localbusiness #smallbusiness #boothcamp #community  POP UP tomorrow at Las Paletas! From 2:00-5:00pm Stay tuned...

Hours & Location

  • Monday:
  • 11am – 5pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:
  • 11am–6pm

 Friday and Saturday:

11am to 7pm


11am to 6pm


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: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11:30 to 2:00