It is located in Little Haiti, 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.
In GTA Vice City, the business can be bought by Tommy Vercetti for $40,000 ($20,000 in the mobile version). After completing the three missions for Kaufman Cabs, the asset will earn a maximum $5,000 between pick-ups. In GTA Vice City Stories, however, Kaufman Cabs is closed and doesn't have a sign just like other assets in Vice City.
The firm takes its name from the late actor Andy Kaufman, who played a taxi mechanic in the Taxi TV series. Also, the depot of Kaufman Cabs has the basic layout of the Sunshine Cab Company from the same TV series.
- Tommy Vercetti - current owner
- Doris - former owner, dispatcher
- Ted - cab driver
- Sometimes, when driving a Kaufman's cab, the player hears Doris on the dispatcher giving orders to Tommy (even though there is no marker nor a side mission). It is also possible to hear her arguing with a cab driver, possibly Ted.
- The song that can be heard playing in the background during the Kaufman Cabs purchase cutscene is "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy. It is also featured on the in-game radio station V-Rock.
- 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 a rival cab - the VC Cabs, which is unusual as the Kaufman Cabs taxis are Cabbies. The same calendar is on the refrigerator at Phil's mobile home.
- Kaufman shares its name with a character in Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, which is another Rockstar Games title.
- There is a texture which is misplaced on one of the lamps, instead the chains on it says DMAir Rockstar.
- The interior is modeled after the set of the show ''Taxi'' by comedian Andy Kaufman which the company name is a reference to. Even the way the cabs are parked is a nod to the original.