Las Paletas
     Happy Halloween!  We are open today 11-5! Try one of our seasonal flavors: Pumpkin, Sweet Potato with Pecans, or Gingersnap Cookie
   It’s Small Business Saturday! We are participating in #indienashgiving and a portion of today’s sales be donated to @oasiscenternashville. It’s a beautiful day to get out and support small businesses in Nashville!
 ‘Tis the season for Candy Cane Chiquitas! A delicious combination of peppermint, custard and bits of candy cane.   We currently have Pumpkin, Cranberry Orange and Gingersnap Cookie flavors! Open 11-5 today, closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays!  We’ve got another tasty, seasonal flavor to share.... Sweet Potato with Pecans! We’re open today 11-7!
 This Monday at Bongo East! This is a fun opportunity to participate in a public art installation.  Cranberry Orange Chiquita’s are back! They’re the perfect festive flavor to get you excited for Thanksgiving! ☺️
 Our team is celebrating the holiday season together today! We will be opening at 1pm.
 It’s chilly out there! Our Pineapple with Chili Paleta has a little bit of a kick to help warm you up.  We’re open today 11-5!  Have you tried our Green Tea with Cream Paleta? It’s made with matcha and is deeeelicious!
 Today we are celebrating our 16 sweet years. Thank you, Nashville!   Happy Saturday, y’all! We are officially on our winter hours. We will be open Sunday-Thursday 11-5, Friday and Saturday 11-7.  It finally feels like fall! And guess what that means, folks.... That’s right! Our Pumpkin Paletas are back! We have some other seasonal flavors that will be popping up on our menu real soon as well. Stop in to say hello and celebrate this beautiful season with us!

Hours & Location

  • Sunday - Thursday:
  • 11am – 5pm
  • Friday - Saturday:
  • 11am–7pm
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • 11am-4pm Christmas Eve
  • Closed New Year's Day
  • 11am-4pm New Year's Eve

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 11:30am to 3:30 pm