There's three pho restaurants in downtown Mountain View, and two of them are generally among the cheapest restaurants you can go to, with correspondingly low grade food. I mean it's really low grade. You have a selection of meats, ranging from flank steak to intestines to tripe. I've never tried anything other than the highest grade of meat (i.e. flank), but basically even if you try a dish with the highest grade of meat, it's still a very low-grade meal. It costs like $5.
Today I went to the other pho restaurant, and having gone to the other two recently, I was expecting the worst. Surprisingly, it's a cut above the other two. I still didn't like my meal enough to finish it, but at least it wasn't disgusting. I write more about it here in the Sunfire lunch blog.