What do they do at Kon Kon? Sandwiches mostly. Very good sandwiches. You build them to order. Here’s how it works.
Choose one of their lovingly prepared items to serve as the heart and soul of your sandwich. Braised pork, pastrami, falafel, kofta, shawarma, or a burger patty. Then choose one of five unique ethnic breads from every corner of the world. Pick a couple of condiments that are just as unique from all the same corners of the world as the bread plus a few more. Things like hummus, curried onions, confit tomatoes and sauerkraut (chucrut). Add an equally unique ethnic sauce. (They have a few ordinary ones too, like mayonnaise and mustard, for the less adventurous.)
Wa La. There you have it. An extraordinarily delicious sandwich that by Buenos Aires standards is so unique it burst through the top of our creativity scale.
That first one in the image slider is the bondiola (pork shoulder) on focaccia bread, followed by the Kofte de Cordero in a lafa flat bread (with confit tomato and curried onions).
The décor is quirky and clean. Sort of a sophisticated, psychedelic hipster décor. Nice local folk/rock. They avoided the local temptation to play only music from Frank Sinatra, The Beatles and Elvis.
They’re open for lunch and dinner daily, but shut down between the two to reset their engines.You can order at the table to go. But they have courteous, informed and friendly waiters and waitress, wearing tie-died t-shirts, of course. Service was excellent and the waitress was very friendly. She spoke flawless English, by the way.
There may be better sandwiches in Buenos Aires. For example, we have an addiction to the pastrami sandwich at La Crespo, which is a true-to-form New York deli-style creation. But for variety and adventure with quality ingredients that result in down-right delicious sandwiches, there’s no better destination than Kon Kon.
Try it. Then go back and try something different. And especially if you’re Latino, venture outside your comfort zone. Break a few rules. Try something other than a poorly made pizza and an overcooked steak. This is your chance to visit the middle-east without an airline ticket.
They do offer a grilled meat platter which we have not yet tried, and a variety of both cocktails and artisanal beers.The sandwiches are bit on the pricey side but considering the variety of unique, quality ingredients, not unreasonably so. This is paradise for sandwich lovers!