Las Paletas
     Honoring ancestors this November 2nd, grandma Mina has her altar for the Day of the Dead at las Paletas. #diadelosmuertos #12thsouth #laspaletasnashville
   Express your love and friendship with a Paleta today! #laspaletasnashville
 SOLD OUT! We are getting ready to see you on Tuesday with more Paletas! Today our doors will be close . Thank you Nashville!  Join us tomorrow from 9 to 11... Naughty or nice - all are welcome!  "Chilling" on Centennial Park at the annual Celebration of Cultures Festival ! Visit us and enjoy our town's diversity!! #laspaletasnashville #nashville
   Las paletas will be close on thanksgiving day. Thank you, and enjoy your family and friends!
 Today's color palette for our fruit Paletas! Ripe fruit is beautiful
 Treat yourself with a herbal pop and be ready for spring. Made with a special ENERGY blend from High Garden Tea an our touch of citrus and honey ! #highgardentea #herbalpop  Fall & Winter hours !! #laspaletasnashville
 The sign is right.... We are open today 12-4 pm.  Beautiful fall day at @cheekwood Botanical Garden's Day of the Dead Festival. Come and visit Las Paletas !! #diadelosmuertos #laspaletasnashville  Flores ! Thank you @humbleflowersinthebend

Hours & Location

  • Tuesday - Saturday:
  • 11am – 8pm
  • Sunday - Monday:
  • 11am–6pm


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”.