Restaurant Spotlight: Las Paletas

A Paletas is somewhat like a frozen popsicle, but they contain fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts.

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Restaurant Spotlight: Las Paletas

Posted by Gary Ashton RE/MAX Advantage on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 10:08am.

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A Paletas is somewhat like a frozen popsicle, but they contain fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts. The paletas treat is originally from Mexico. A pair of sisters, Norma and Irma Paz, established Las Paletas in 2001. Located at 12th South community in Nashville, this duo has managed to bring a significant amount of culture to the area.

About Las Paletas

It was the Paz sister’s desire to share authentic Mexican treats in the Nashville area. Establishing Las Paletas allowed the sister’s to adventure into being business owners, and gave them the flexibility to tend to their families.  The career began with Irma making Paleta in a western Mexico City.  Paleta making has been a generational thing in the Paz family. Norma’s main role was to set up the business side of Las Paletas in Nashville.

The Paletas

Las Paletas makes their paletas in house, and they have a large variety of paletas for patrons to try. Cream paletas are like ice cream, while the fruit paletas is more like a traditional popsicle. The freshest ingredients are used to create the Pez sister’s paletas. The ingredients include fruit, veggies, grains, nuts, flowers and herbs.

Las Paletas creates a variety of 20 different flavors each day, sometimes more.  Classic Mexican paletas flavors include lime, tamarind, pineapple with chili peppers, hibiscus, avocado, “hot” chocolate with chili peppers, and Mexican caramel. You will find other flavors as well, such as peanut butter, chocolate banana, chocolate with chocolate chips and seasonal flavors. Seasonal flavors have included  pumpkin,corn, basil and lime with mint.

Hours and Location

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 7pm, Sunday and Monday from 11am to 5pm. The street address is 2911 12th Avenue South. Come in and try authentic paletas. You will be surprised how tasty this Mexican treat is.


Gary Ashton

The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage

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