Kaufman Cabs

Kaufman Cabs
Game GTA Vice City
Type of business Taxi firm
Owner(s) Tommy Vercetti (from 1986)
Location(s) Little Haiti, Vice City
Gang affiliation Vercetti Gang
Mission appearance(s) V.I.P.
Friendly Rivalry
Taxi Driver
Employee(s) Doris (dispatcher)
Ted (driver)

Kaufman Cabs is a taxi firm based in Little Haiti, Vice City, which is bought by Tommy Vercetti in 1986 for $40,000. The business appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

The business operates a fleet of Kaufman Cab taxis, and employs long-serving employee Doris as a dispatcher and Ted as a taxi driver. Kaufman Cabs' main rivals are Vice City Cabs, who are a bigger firm with more taxis. After completing the three missions for Kaufman Cabs, the asset will earn a maximum $5,000 between pick-ups.

The firm takes its name from actor Andy Kaufman, who played a taxi mechanic in the Taxi TV series.


Doris announces Tommy's ownership to the drivers, including Ted (in the red shirt)

Doris: Guess you're the new owner. What are you, mob? Cartel? You don't look Mexican... Anyhoo, I guess you better get on with the 'things are gonna change around here' crap, maybe threaten one of the drivers - go steady on Ted over there, he's just had his hernia fixed.

Tommy Vercetti: Well, yeah. Things are going to change around here, lady.

Doris: Oh crap, sonny. Might as well leave this to me - I've been doing this for years. (Talks into microphone) Now hear this. We are now under new management and things are going to change around here again. Our new management, the (talking to Tommy) Which gang are you?

Tommy Vercetti: Well, I'm not part of any gang actually.

Doris: What's your goddamned name, kid?

Tommy Vercetti: Vercetti, Tommy Vercetti.

Doris: (talking into the microphone) Our new management, the Vercetti Gang, is gonna make sure we get no trouble. Capiche? Out! (Talking to Tommy) Did you like the 'capiche'? I liked the 'capiche'. So this is how it's worked in the past, We run the firm as usual. If we get any trouble from rival firms, you beat the crap out of them. Then they beat the crap out of us, then you beat the crap out of them, etcetera, etcetera. You got it?

Tommy Vercetti: Uh, yeah, I guess...

Doris: Just grab a taxi from the garage if you feel like jumping in.


Asset missions


  • There are arcade machines inside the firm like the Pogo the Monkey game however, they are not playable.
  • There is a calendar inside the firm but the picture is of a normal Taxi belonging to rival company VC Cabs. The Taxi in the picture is also white, something you can not find in the game.
  • Kaufman shares it's name with a character in Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, which is another Rockstar Games title.