Las Paletas
     75 degrees = a perfect day for Paletas! Have you tried our non-dairy Avocado Paleta? It’s made with coconut milk and ripe avocados. Deeeee-lish!
   The sun may be hiding, but it’s 72 degrees and we’re loving it! We’re looking forward to the summer days ahead...
 Wishing all of you Mothers a very happy Mother’s Day! We will be open today 11-7! Come by and treat your mom to something as sweet as she is!   Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! If you’re looking to eat green today, pop in and have an Avocado Paleta!  Happy Valentine’s Day! Roses is the perfect Paleta flavor to enjoy with your loved one. ♥️ We are open today 11-5!
 We have Rose Petal Paletas! We are open today 11-7.   Strawberry Cream... YUMMO!  Did you know we use real + fresh ingredients to make our Paletas? It’s true! Add in a lot of love and you’ve got the perfect recipe!
 Our porch is sealed and finished! We are open! ☀️
 Good morning, Nashville! It’s another beautiful day! We will be open 11-7. Come say hello and cool off with a Paleta!  What a beautiful day! It’s feeling a lot like spring!
 We are collecting diapers for the Nashville Diaper Dash that @musiccitydoulas is putting on! You can drop off opened/unopened packages until May 19th.  We have three Girl Scout Cookie Paletas - Tagalong, Thin Mint and Samoa! And they all have pieces of the actual cookie in them! Which flavor is your favorite??  Are you planning to surprise your sweetheart with roses for Valentine’s Day? We have the perfect Roses Paleta to accompany them! They’re sweet, floral and absolutely delicious!

Hours & Location

  • Monday:
  • 11am – 6pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday:
  • 11am-7pm
  • Friday - Saturday:
  • 11am–8pm

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 10am to 2pm and Tuesday 11:30am to 3:30 pm