Gypsy Cab Company doesn’t limit itself to just one type of cuisine. You can find influences of Italian, German, Cajun, Mediterranean, classical European, Southern, and Asian all across their menu. And that’s part of what makes this St. Augustine staple such a classic – going there is an experience for anyone, no matter your tastes. For more than 30 years, the bright colors and the laid-back, comfortable atmosphere has drawn patrons in and invited them to dine on dishes that are both familiar and a little unique. Which brings us to the Tofu fra Diablo.
If you’re familiar with Italian cuisine, you’ll recognize the the dish’s name – most commonly known as fra diavolo sauce (which, in Italian, means “devil monk”). Like I said, familiar but still a little individual. And this spicy sauce is the foundation of Gypsy Cab’s delightful vegetarian version of the classic.
The Tofu fra Diablo starts with a bed of pasta that’s then covered in the sauce, which is tomato-based and contains its fair share of heat. That heat is counteracted by a healthy serving of vegetables – like spinach and squash and chopped tomatoes – and this veggie-heavy sauce is tossed with crispy tofu. The sauce is thick and hearty without weighing you down too much. It still feels fresh and flavorful, and the heat adds that extra little punch that sends it over the top.
It’s dishes like these that have made Gypsy Cab Company a St. Augustine landmark since it first opened in 1983. They bring together the comfort food of cultures all over the world and give it to you in a new way. The Tofu fra Diablo is a dish that’s certain to delight any diner (whether you’re in the market for something vegetarian or not). Spicy, savory, scrumptious, and hearty – it’s a classic that you shouldn’t miss out on.