Las Paletas
     Come celebrate Dia de los Muestos with us at Cheekwood today Saturday November 2nd the festival goes until 5pm!
   @karla_catering will be back tomorrow with her delicious empanadas! Come for lunch, and order a Paleta for dessert!
 Just in time for the holidays... Eggnog Paletas! We are open Wednesday-Sunday, 11-5!  @karla_catering HOT & FRESH empanadas & churros. Come warm up on this cold day serving until 5pm @laspaletasnashville  Las Paletas will be CLOSED on Thursday October 31st for Halloween. We will see you on Friday 11am-7pm! Have a fun  day.
 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.  @karla_catering Ready!!! 11/09/19 here @laspaletasnashville until 5pm.
 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!
 Our Cranberry Orange Chiquitas are back! We will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but open 11-5 the rest of the weekend. Have a great holiday!   This Saturday!! @karla_catering will be doing a pop-up here at Las Paletas, serving her delicious empanadas from 11-5!
 Welcome to Nashville @3rdhourtoday loved having you stop by @sheinelle_o @dylandryernbc @hollyaudreywilliams . Watch their visit @laspaletasnashville 11/22/19 8:00am CST  NEW WINTER HOURS! Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm ☺️  November 2nd is the Day of the Dead - we remember and honor the lives of our family members who have passed away. This is an altar we made in honor of our Grandmother.♥️

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.