Las Paletas
     The woman who Chris would like to recognize is Rachel Carson. She was the first person who made her realize that one person can make a difference. Chris's favorite Paleta flavor is Avocado. #womenshistorymonth
   Alice would like to recognize Audrey Hepburn. She admires her for the way she carried herself with such grace and elegance, her talent as an actress, her participation in the Dutch Resistance during WWII, and her humanitarian work with UNICEF. Alice's favorite Paleta is Avocado. #womenshistorymonth
 Just a reminder.... we are participating in a diaper drive! Bring all sizes of opened or new packs of diapers and drop them in our donation box.  Hey everyone! We are participating in a diaper drive! Bring all sizes of opened or new packs of diapers and drop them in our donation box.  Is anyone else craving some place warm and tropical during this cold snap?! Although they can't transport you to a beach, our Guava Chiquitas will certainly remind you of what's ahead as spring approaches!
 Just a little reminder - we are open today on Easter from 11-4!   The woman Deli is choosing to recognize is the artist Björk. She has shown her how to create music and art, and has taught her not to be afraid to just be herself - to express herself fully. Women in the electronic music field do not get enough credit for what they make, and Björk has completely redefined a woman's role in music. She's Deli's ultimate visionary. Deli's favorite Paleta is guava! #womenshistorymonth
 We will be open on Easter Sunday from 11-4! We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!
 Starting Saturday April 1st we will be back to our summer hours! We will be open 11am-8pm Tuesday-Saturday, and 11am-6pm Sunday and Monday.  Irma is choosing to recognize her grandmother. She had a natural talent for growing plants which inspires Irma to be more kind and giving to others, and to grow her own plants. Her favorite Paleta is Pineapple with Chile. #womenshistorymonth
 Irma is inspired by women that raise their sons to love and respect women. Her favorite Paleta.... it depends on the day! #womenshistorymonth  This is Miriam, and she would like to recognize her Mom. Her mom inspires her because of her strength and the unconditional love she gives. She is a strong, hard working woman and a warrior against cancer. #womenshistorymonth  This warm rainy day sure does make it feel like spring is in the air! Happy first day of March, everyone!

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