Las Paletas
     We love being a part of the Mayor's Food Waste Challenge! It's such a great way for us to help better our community and our wonderful city - Nashville!
   Summer is coming to an end and school is starting soon! Enjoy today's perfect weather, living out the last of your summer dreams while enjoying a Paleta! • • • • • • #laspaletasnashville #12south #eatnashville #nashvillefood #nashvillefoodfan #nashvillefoodie #nashvilletn #paletas #freshfruit #yummy #sweettooth #summer
 SOLD OUT!!! We are so glad everyone enjoyed our Eclipse Chiquita's!  Did you know that Mexican Caramel is our top selling Paleta? It's sweet and creamy goodness is similar to dulce de leche and will surely make your mouth water! 🤤 • • • • • • #laspaletasnashville #12south #eatnashville #nashvillefood #nashvillefoodfan #nashvillefoodie #nashvilletn #paletas #mexicancaramel #yummy #sweettooth #summer  On this Memorial Day we thank those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms! We will be open today 11-6. Get outside to enjoy this beautiful weather along with a Paleta!
 Guess what folks.... We have Rose Petal Paletas!  • • • • • #laspaletasnashville #paletas #popsicles #rose #yummy #12south #nashvilletn #eatnashville #nashvillefoodie #nashvillefoodfan  We have limited amounts of Pineapple with Mint, Corn with Cream and Peach Paletas! Come visit us this weekend and cool off!
 To celebrate the Eclipse we made some special Chiquitas! They are rare, just like Monday's event will be, so make sure you try one before we run out!  Our cream based Eclipse Pop is made with vanilla cream, charcoal, honey and a hint of lemon. Mellow and delicious in flavor! Our fruit based Eclipse Pop is made with lemon, charcoal and honey. It's color is dark, but it's taste is bright and uplifting! • • • • • #laspaletasnashville #paletas #12south #eatnashville #nashvillefoodie #nashvillefoodfan #nashvilletn #eclipse #eclipse2017 #solareclipse
 If you're a fan of the classic strawberry Paleta, we've got 'em! Come visit us today - we'll be open 11-8! • • • • • #12south #laspaletasnashville #eatnashville #nashvilletn #nashvillefoodie #nashvillefoodfan #paletas #strawberries #alicemaephotography  Guess what's PEACH season! Come visit us and treat yourself to a peach or peaches and cream Paleta!
 These guys have been coming in for Paletas each week for several years now. Thank you to all of our customers who continue to support us!  Happy 4th of July! We hope everyone enjoys the day with their friends and family! Our store will be open from 11-4. Come enjoy a Paleta!  We had so much fun serving Paletas at SESAC's Memorial Day party today!

Hours & Location

  • Tuesday - Saturday:
  • 11am – 8pm
  • Sunday - Monday:
  • 11am–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: Monday & Wednesday 10am to 2pm and Tuesday & Thursday 11:30am to 3:30 pm